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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 03:54 PM
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8 or 10 inch wheels

I just bought a 94 YJ. I've got a 4inch BDS lift ordered but can't decide between a 8 or 10 inch wheel. I plan on using a 33x12.50 AT. What size looks the best.

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

Well, depends on what you want.

For 'looks', a 10" wheel will supposedly make the tire look wider. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

For 'wheeling' [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img], an 8" wheel is prefered, IMHO. It keeps the edges of the rim more protected, and can keep the tire on the bead better when aired down.

My 33 x 12.5 BFG MTs are on 8" wide wheels. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

If you plan on offroading a decent amount go with 8". If not go with 10". 8" holds the bead better. Whoever you get to mount may give you static about mounting a 12.50 on a 8" wheel, but make them do it anyways. Half of the "tire techs" don't know jack, in my experience.

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

I have 10" wheels, if I could go back in time I would have gotten 8"ers,like the other guys said they are better for off road, my buddy has the same wheels & tires {33x12.5x15} as me but has 8" wheels, there isn't that much difference in looks...

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

I was worried about looks most. My 87 Blazer has 35 mudkings on a 15X8 and they look narrow. I thought the ATs would look wider. I just don't want the 10s to make it look like those little cars with more tire out than under.

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

If it's just looks your after then go for the 10's,and if you don't want them to stick out too far get a set with deeper back spacing {provided you have room for it}....

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

Here is a shot of my YJ with 35x12.50,15's on 15x8 rims.I think they look awsome and I agree with the fellas when they say if you are gonna do alot of wheelin go for the 8's for the reliability.

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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

If you are going to use it mainly on the highway go with 10",it will permit the tire to make full road contact,off road use go with the 8".
Also keep in mind that the 10 will extend further out than the 8" and could present a problem with your local laws when used on the street.
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Re: 8 or 10 inch wheels

i have mudkings 35x12.5 on 15x 10s and they still look skinny. i am upgrading to to 35 or 36x14.5 when the mudkings go kabloey. i haven't had a problem with the 15x10s on the trail..but then again, i cant put a 35 on a 15x8.
my jeepchick has 15x8 wheels on her wrangler and i am putting 33s on it pretty soon. the bfg 30s are brand spanking new. soon enough...

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